Akbar Ali, 50, who was at the wheel, fractured his skull and suffered multiple face and chest injuries as the rods broke through the windscreen. Police suspect Ali dozed off and lost control of the vehicle. The accident has exposed how vulnerable city motorists are to the threat of getting injured - at times fatally - by rods and bamboo poles jutting out of goods vehicles. In this case, however, the Tata 407 which was carrying the rods and pipes that injured Ali has been seized by Beniapukur police. Ali, a resident of Gora Chand Road, was alone in the car during the accident.